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Important Ancient Roman Marble Inscription for Eye Doctor of Emperor Tiberius

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Seller: artancientltd (9,495) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391603865643 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge An important ancient Roman Marble inscription, dating to the 1st century AD. Finely engraved and surrounded by a decorative border, the latin inscription reading:"The epitaph of Mantias, eye doctor to the Emperor Tiberius, who died at the age of 27."Suetonius actually made reference to Tiberius' eyes, writing that: 'Tiberius had unusually large eyes and could see in the dark, but only for a short time after waking.' Tiberius was Emperor for 23 years and one eye doctor of his is known, however this individual was hitherto unrecorded. An important inscription, bringing to light a previously unknown individual who was intimately connected to one of Rome's most famous Emperors. Diameter: 1 inch thickHeight: 5 inchesLength: 8 1/2 inchesCondition: Well preserved, with no restorations. Provided with a removable bronze bracket, for attachment to a wall. Provenance: From the collection of the American tennis champion, Eleonora Randolph Sears (1881-1968), Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, dispersed at auction prior to 2001. Originally mounted on a plaster wall whilst in the above collection. Purchased as mounted by a Massachusetts Antique dealer around 2001 from a collection in the North Shore, Massachusetts. Purchased from the above by ArtAncient in 2016. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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